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Professor Eleanor Riley

Director of The Roslin Institute & Dean for Research and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Professor Eleanor Riley

Professor Eleanor Riley became the Director of The Roslin Institute and Dean of Research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of The University of Edinburgh in September 2017. Prior to taking up this role she was Professor of Immunology and Head of the Department of Immunology and Infection at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

With a background in veterinary medicine, human infectious diseases and global health, she has more than 30 years’ experience of research in the UK and Africa. Her research interests include immunity to malaria and related infections, genetic susceptibility to infection, the biology of natural killer cells and immunological evaluation of vaccines.